Hi out there,
I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I also was using Empathy with it but I did not like it's bare-bones look so I decided I wanted to use the Windows Live Messenger which meant I needed to download Wine/4QWine/Winetricks. When I installed 4QWine, I had a sneaking suspicion that I might have made an error on the correct path when installing it using the instalation Wizard but I'm not sure. But I did that (using my Ubuntu Software Center) and then I found aMSN for Windows on my Wine homepage. Everything was running nice and smoothly.
As I was leaving my aMSN and closing down my browser for the evening, I saw that there were updates that needed done so I clicked "ok and update" on my computer before leaving.
The next day when I started up, there was another update that needed done so I allowed that update. I am not sure what these updates were. I then tried to open my aMSN and nothing happened...it would not open. It's been a while but I think it said it could not find the Windows applicaton.
So....I decided that it must have been affected by the updates that I allowed and that I needed to uninstall aMSN and try again. I went into the Windows environment of my installed Wine software. There was an "add/remove programs" .exe file. I tried using it but it did not work. So I decided that I needed to remove Wine and start all over again. I did that and that didn't work. Wine would not uninstall. aMSN would not uninstall. Now everything is a mess. I can not get rid of Wine from my computer. I have tried many different methods. I can not find an uninstall program. I need help. I believe the last thing I tried was rm - dpkg-wine or something like that. I've lost it. I am using Wine 1.4, Q4Wine 0.121-3, aMSN 0.98.9-tcl85-windows. I almost got to the right command the last time but it said I needed to be the root user and I didn't know what to type in the terminal to show I was the root user.